Rare that I should even think to write something prior to the Sunday Night Blog posting, but there are a few things going on in Chicago worth some attention. This past week we saw Barry Manilow at the Chicago Theater. I confess I would not have gone had we not be treated to seats, but I am glad I did go. We enjoyed the show. I was able to get a new recording of Bandstand Boogie to replace an old one previously used in a past blog on Dick Clark. You can also find it on the ihjtalk music channel. There is a link in the banner above and at the very bottom of the page.
Currently running at the Black Ensemble Theater is The Marvin Gaye Story. It is a fascinating look at the very trouble but extremely talented performer. The cast is great and it was our privilege to meet the producer, author and director of this play, Jackie Taylor. The theater is her dream and it has found new quarters on Chicago’s north side.
Chicago the band will play on Chicago’s lakefront along with the Doobie Brothers on the last Saturday in July. Northerly Island is a great spot to see a show if the weather is nice. I will miss this one because we will to on the way to the London 2012 Olympics. I hope to bring back a carousel of pics and will even try to figure out how to use that application on Word Press. I can always revisit some videos of Chicago from a few years ago that are still on the ihjtalk channel. I have a better camera now but the video is OK and the sound is very good. Check it out.
For tonight’s blog it will be time to “send in the clowns,” or thoughts on the 112th Congress.